Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Investigating Play in the 21st Century: Play & Culture Studies
Foyalty 121

Investigating Play in the 21st Century: Play & Culture Studies (Paperback)

Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock


The Association for the Study of Play (ASP) is the sponsor of the seventh volume in the Play and Culture Studies Series. The ASP is a professional group of researchers who study play. The purpose of this series is to advance knowledge about play and culture. Volume seven presents current theoretical and empirical research on play and culture from a variety of disciplines including psychology, education, and sociology. The book begins with an overview of the twentieth-century and moves from conceptualizing play to significant and timely topics, such as the relationship between play and literacy. Applications to practice and policy implications are presented and include play with action figures; playgrounds; play as an integral part of the human experience; and the value of play with books for toddlers. Research activity and interests of contemporary play scholars are highlighted and discussed in relation to projected problems and needs facing us as we enter the new millennium, such as childhood obesity; play as a venue for social interaction; and play as a method of developing skill for interaction at the local and national levels as adults.

Sport & Hobbies Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 21/09/2007 ISBN-13: 9780761836407  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Dorothy Justus Sluss is the Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Professional Services in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her research interests include constructivism, early childhood education, teacher education, and play. She has been published in Young Children; Childhood Education; the Journal of Research in Childhood Education; and has recently published Supporting Play: Birth to Age Eight. Olga Jarrett is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta where she teaches child development, science teaching methods, and action research for an urban alternative certification masters program. Her research interests are: role of play in science, role of teachers in the play of children, recess, and bullying. Her research has been published in such journals as: Developmental Psychology; School Science and Mathematics; Journal of Elementary Science Education, Journal of Geoscience Education, and Journal of Educational Research. She is the past president of The Association for the Study of Play and secretary of the American Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPAUSA).

More books by Dorothy Justus Sluss

More books by Olga S. Jarrett

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.


Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Guide to Creative Handlettering: Over...
Fiona Graham-Flynn
Yoga Affirmations Coloring Book: For...
Swami Satchidananda; Eloisa Scichilone
Beginner's Guide to Sketching: ...
3DTotal Publishing
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close